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lapidation

[ lap-i-dey-shuhn ]
/ ˌlæp ɪˈdeɪ ʃən /
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noun
the act of throwing stones at someone as a form of punishment:Any deviation from the norm might be punished by discrimination, torture, lapidation, or death.
the act of putting a person or animal to death by pelting them with stones:The stained glass near the rear of the church portrays the lapidation of St. Stephen the Martyr.
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